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 Post subject: Fat Chance Ti
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:52 pm 
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fat-Chance-T ... SwtOVc-4xQ


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:57 am 
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Well that is lovely.
Where else is it advertised I wonder?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:12 am 
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That clause actually sets me off bidding.


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 Post subject: Re: Fat Chance Ti
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:13 pm 
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Offers in the thousands...what a chancer. He had it up for £2.5k BIN yesterday, it's worth nowhere near that.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:39 pm 
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Very nice. What year is that?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:05 pm 
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Love the bid if you want but I expect thousands or I'll pull it clause :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:11 pm 
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Star12 wrote:
Very nice. What year is that?

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pre serotta, so early 94 at the latest


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:51 am 
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scant wrote:
Star12 wrote:
Very nice. What year is that?

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pre serotta, so early 94 at the latest


It's a '93.


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 Post subject: Re: Fat Chance Ti
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:55 am 
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I had 005ti2m in 95, it cracked by the bottom bracket shell in october 98. I loved how it rode, but wasnt that well finished. mine was so early the dropouts werent machined, just flat plate. the seattube wasnt reamed properly & the machining on the chainstay sleeves was pretty rough. with time & hindsight a lot of those early fat chance tis cracked due to contaminated welding. fond memories, but cant say i miss it. it was replaced with a serotta built fat ti that was considerably better built, but was miles stiffer & wasnt so nice to ride.


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 Post subject: Re: Fat Chance Ti
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:31 am 
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scant wrote:
I had 005ti2m in 95, it cracked by the bottom bracket shell in october 98. I loved how it rode, but wasnt that well finished. mine was so early the dropouts werent machined, just flat plate. the seattube wasnt reamed properly & the machining on the chainstay sleeves was pretty rough. with time & hindsight a lot of those early fat chance tis cracked due to contaminated welding. fond memories, but cant say i miss it. it was replaced with a serotta built fat ti that was considerably better built, but was miles stiffer & wasnt so nice to ride.


Wow that was one of the first production runs in 92 you had. Scotty B mentioned on Cogs that there were a ‘few failures’ ( Merlin had failures then too) but always backed up by a warranty afaik. The gusseted head tube & sleeved BBs of that 92/93 era were superseded by the 94 design - best of breed. I have two 94s PERFECTION in a bike imo and a 97 Ti is also just a joy to ride.

This frame looks mint and owned by a member on here and was imported from TPC (afaik) in the US, so bear the cost of that in mind. Would be nice if another RBer pics it up. :)


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